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					                       • 24 Hour Service, 7 Days    • Locks Opened       • Safes Fitted                                                 • Beautiful Christmas cards • Advent calendars
                       • All Lock Problems Solved   • New Locks Fitted   • Boarding Up & Glazing                                        • Gift wrap       • Gifts   • Picture framing

                       LOCKSMITHS 01524 490094
                                                                                                                                        66 Market St, Lancaster Tel: 01524 36636
                                                                                                                                        (Nr. the Castle & Post Office)

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        toilet/washroom and (in most cases) air-conditioning.
                                                                                                                                                   at the
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                                                                                                                           CHRISTMAS PACKAGES
                                                                                                                                                   Xmas Cracker only £30.00
                                                                                                                                                   • File and polish on hands and feet
   Suppliers of             Joico
                                                                                                                                                   • St Tropez Spray Tan

   H A I R BY                                                                                                                                      Essential Package only £25 - ideal stocking filler!
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                                                                             Andrew, 23, has joined the well established salon   Red’s
                                                                             stylist and brings with him an abundance of talent and skills.
                                                                                                                                            as a   CHRISTMAS OPEN DAY
                                                                             After qualifying with Barrow in Furness hair salon Review,
                                                                             Andrew left to join nationally recognised hairdressers, Toni & Guy.
                                                                             Whilst there he also attended the Toni & Guy London Academy
                                                                             to improve his experience, skills and techniques.
                                                                             After a short time working in Oxford for Toni & Guy, Andrew
   • Colour specialist
                                                                             returned to Review as a senior stylist and colour technician.
                                                                                                                                                   SUNDAY 6TH DECEMBER 2009
   • Specialist in wedding
     and prom hair
   • Gents hair
   • 10% OFF for Morecambe
     Community High students
               T E L : 015 24 4 2 6 3 94
                                                                             He said: “Hairdressing is something I always wanted to do and as
                                                                             soon as I left school I began my training”.

                                                                             Red’s was established 12 years ago by owner/manager
                                                                             Rachel Doherty, and she is pleased to have Andrew working with
                                                                             her now at the Seaborn premises.
                                                                             Rachel says: “Andrew brings a fun and youthful flair to the salon”.
                                                                                                                                                   • Free treatments • Free Clarins goodie bags • Discounts, prizes and lots more

                                                                                                                                                   Tel: 01524 417674
                                                                                                                                                      Midland Spa at the Midland Hotel, Marine Road West, Morecambe, LA4 4BU
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                                                                                                                 Maya Maya
                                                                                                            Ladies, it’s a whole new shopping experience!
                                                                                                                                                   Now in its 4th year, Maya Maya continues to go from strength
                                                                                                                                                   to strength, offering an unrivalled selection of fashion, shoes
                                                                                                                                                   and accessories. Maya Maya is now seen by many ladies as a
                                                                                                                                                   ‘one stop’ shop where they can find everything from great
                                                                                                                                                   fitting jeans to that ultimate evening gown and everything in
                                                                                                                                                   Maya Maya’s new shoe department is overflowing with ‘to
                                                                                                                                                   die for’ shoes, from funky flats to killer heels! With an Aladdin’s
                                                                                                                                                   cave full of jewellery and stunning bags to carry it home in, what
                                                                                                                                                   more could you want?
                                                                                                                                                   We would like to thank all our loyal customers for their fantastic
                                                                                                                                                   support and wish them a happy and joyful festive season!
                                                                                                                                                   (Our ‘Christmas wish list’ service should also mean you
                                                                                                                                                   could get something you really want this Christmas too!)

                                                                                                                                                   Amanda X
                                                                                                                                                   and the team at Maya Maya
                                                                                                      Beautiful party dresses
                                                                                                       now in stock and arriving daily.

                                                                                                                                                       Maya Maya is proud to
                                                                                                                                                    announce the arrival of proto-col
                                                                                                                                                     The luxury, beauty and well-being collection
                                                                                                      ‘The’ boutique in Kendal!!                      being hailed by A-listers such as Jennifer
                                                                                                                                                     Aniston, Lucy Liu and Dame Judi Dench as

                                                                                                                                                    “The ultimate beauty holy grail”
                                                                                                                                                   Available to buy from Harrods, used in some of
                                                                                                                                                   the most exclusive Spas around the world, and
                                                                                                                                                                 now... here in Kendal!
                                                                                                                                                   Specialist events taking place. Please
                                                                                                                                                            ask for more details.
                                                                                                       All you’ll need and                         Maya Maya and proto-col
                                                                                                        lots you’ll want!                           looking great and feeling great, inside and out!

                                                                                                      At 9 and 10 Blackhall Yard, Kendal Tel: 01539 737366

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 The Magic of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Looking forward to an independent future
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Children’s Shoes
 the Markets                                                                                                                                                               10 GREAT GIFTS IDEAS FROM A
                                                                                                                                                                           CHRISTMAS MARKET
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Shoo Shoes # Superfit # Livie & Luca Skechers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    PRICES &
                                                                                                                                                                           Hand made jewellery
  As Christmas draws ever closer, where better to pick up
                                                                                                                                                                           Hand made chocolates
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Kickers Lego Boots and Marc Ecko Rhino                                                                                               GUARANTEED!
  some last minute gifts than at a festive market or                                                                                                                                           Sheepskins                                     Arriving Soon: Ricosta # Hush Puppies
                                                                                                                                                                                                Paintings and                                           and Buckle My Shoe                                                       Prices start from     Memory foam mattress or pocket
  Christmas fair?
                                                                                                                                                                                                 artwork                                     Fitting service by trained fitters available                                                              sprung! It’s your choice!
 Despite the chill in the air, there’s something        chalet-style stalls which remain open into the            their woolly hats for Santa hats, reindeer antlers                              Ceramics
 quite magical about browsing round the stalls on       evenings, often for several weeks.                        or tinsel earrings. Carols ring out above the                                    Scented candles                                                                                                                                          10% off everything               Hoists
 a Christmas market. Perhaps it’s because they
 recreate an idyllic image of Christmases past - a
                                                        While cities such as Leeds, Bath, Birmingham              friendly chatter and the scent of hot chocolate
                                                                                                                  and home-cooked food fills the air.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Leather goods                                                                                                                                           until Christmas Eve!           Stairlifts
                                                        and Glasgow host huge markets which take
 Dickensian charm nowadays better associated            place over several weeks, our own part of the             So if you’d like a taste of Christmas market
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Bath/shower                                                                                                                                                                         Scooters
 with greetings cards. Yet although the                                                                                                                                                                products
                                                        country has some gems of its own. Much more               magic, here are a few of the area’s finest:                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Bathlifters
 merchandise has evolved over the years, much of        than just a market, many offer street                                                                                                           Gloves
                                                                                                                  In east Lancashire, Whalley is holding its annual
 the markets’ original charm remains - the              entertainment, carol singers, brass bands and                                                                                                   Slippers                                                                                                                                                                      Wheelchairs
                                                                                                                  festive street fair, Pickwick Night, on Thursday 3rd
 laughing banter of the stall holders, the prettily     sometimes even a visit from Santa himself. Add            between 6pm and 9pm, complete with period                                                                                 Where every performer should be...                     New extended opening                                                               Powerchairs
 decorated stalls and the wonderful selection of        to this the tempting aromas of roasting                   costumes and plenty of entertainment.                  Sunday 13th, right in the heart of the historic city.                                                                     hours with immediate effect
 unusual and sometimes hand made goods.                 chestnuts, sizzling sausages or mulled wine                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Walking Aids
                                                                                                                  Kirkby Lonsdale’s Christmas Fair takes place over      Garstang’s traditional Victorian Christmas Festival                                                                       Tue to Fri 12pm to 6.30pm
                                                        drifting through the air, this is shopping the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Rise/Recline Chairs
  KNOW YOUR RIGHTS                                                                                                the weekend of Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th             takes place over two evenings (Monday 14th                                                                                Sat 10am to 5pm
                                                        traditional way - a place to meet with friends,
  Consumer rights also apply for things                                                                           and includes a brass band led procession with          and Tuesday 15th) during which the main High
                                                        buy a few gifts and have a great time.
                                                                                                                  Father Christmas on Saturday and a parade of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Sun & Mon Closed                                                               Daily Living Aids
  bought on a market. The Sale of Goods                                                                                                                                  Street will be closed off to traffic from 6.30pm.       Top suppliers at prices you will love - Friendly - Professional
                                                        Some towns even close off the streets to traffic          Santas on Sunday.
  Act 1979 applies to market traders as well            during Christmas market time to allow shoppers                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sales Service Repairs
  as shopkeepers, so goods must be safe                                                                                                                                   IN JANUARY SALES & FINANCIAL
  and fit for the purpose for which they                the almost forgotten pleasure of being able to
                                                                                                                  Lancaster gets into the Christmas spirit with the
                                                                                                                  Charter Christmas Market on Saturday 12th and           SOLUTIONS                                              DANCE WEAR – GYMNASTICS WEAR –
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Mobility Linx Ltd
                                                        wander at will - without getting knocked over!
  were intended, or you are within your
  rights to return them.                                For a real trip back in time, check out one of the                                                                                                                       BALLROOM/SALSA SHOES
                                                        region’s Victorian themed Christmas markets, where                                                                                                                       Stockists of Pineapple, Roch Valley, Topline, Milano, Freed
                                                        stallholders and local shopkeepers dress in                                                                                                                              and much more!
 Over the years, many European towns have
                                                        traditional costume. Enjoy the old fashioned
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Tel: (01524) 832413
 become famous for their Christmas markets,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Ample FREE
                                                        entertainment - Punch and Judy, Morris Dancers,                                                                                                                          Freed Pointe shoes expertly fitted with no appointment necessary.
 which often last for several weeks and draw in                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             parking
                                                        jugglers, steam organs and carol singers to name but
 visitors from all around the world. But here in the                                                                                                                                                                             Start planning for Christmas treats now to avoid disappointment!
 UK, we have a plentiful supply of our own, some
 taking a traditionally English form and others
                                                        a few. And your taste buds are guaranteed to be
                                                        tingling with all the delicious festive fayre on offer.                P.J. Hadleys                                                                                                                                                                                         83 Marine Road West | Morecambe LA4 4ER
                                                                                                                               Westmorland Shopping Centre                                                                       55A Princes Crescent, Bare, Morecambe, LA4 6BY • Tel: 01524 406279                       | Email:
 choosing to mirror the style of the European           Even the regular markets take on a whole new
 markets - attractively decorated and brightly lit      aura during the run up to Christmas. Traders swap                      Kendal LA9 4LR • 01539 736633                                                                                      Opposite Elms hotel – easy parking                                                                  Next to Clarendon Hotel

        Feel unmotivated?                                                                                                                                                          now available
                                                                                                                                                                                  for Christmas
        Want to change your appearance?                                                                                                                                            & New Year.

        Local personal trainer Rick Lowe can help you increase your confidence.
        Specialist in:
        • Weight lifting                                                      • Sports specific training                                             • Injury prevention
        • Toning                                                              • Rehabilitation                                                       • Abdominal and core training                                                  All those beautiful
        • Weight management                                                   • Military preparation                                                 • Nutrition advice
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Christmas decorations at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    the Paper Gallery as well
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    as cards, Christmas wrap,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    boxes, bags and gifts.

                                                                                            07595 869 880                                                                                                                                    66 Market Street, Lancaster Tel: 01524 36636
                         P E R S O N A L               T R A I N E R                                                                                                                             (Near the Castle and the Post Office)

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                                                                 EST 1991
                                                                                      FREE slippers worth up to
                                Quality Dentures Made
                                                                                      £8.99 when you spend £30
                                Denture Repairs                                       or more on ladies, mens &
                                 Registered Dental                                    children’s shoes or boots
                                30 Years Experience
                                                                                      Hurry while stocks last
                                                                                      1 pair of slippers per customer visit
                                                                                                                                                                               JC COUNTRY
                                 Weekend and evening appointments
                                available. Home visits in all areas.                                                                                                           CLEVELEY BANK LANE, FORTON PR3 1BY

           Telephone 01524 39040                                                                                                                                       Quality clothing and great value footwear.
    71 Bowerham Road, Lancaster LA1 4AQ
                                                                                                                                                                                 Excellent homemade food.
                                                                                                                                                                          Probably the best coffee in town and
                                                                                                                                                                       a relaxing courtyard with a soft play area.
                                                                                                                                                                      All under one roof and just minutes away...
                                                                                                                                                                             Open 9am–5pm 7 days a week.
                                                                                                                                     The perfect Christmas gift
                                                                                                                                                                               Food served 9am–4.30pm.
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                                                                                                                                                                     TEL 01524 791362
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                                P.J. Hadleys                                                                                                                                        6
                                                                                                                                                                            524 791362
                                                                                                                                                                     TEL 01524 791362                                  & PRESTON

                                                                                                                        BRIGGS SHOES                      
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  New Holly Pub
                                                                                                                                                                                                        CLEVELEY BANK LANE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               S LANE
                                                                                     205 MARINE ROAD WEST,                                                                                                                              A6
                              Westmorland Shopping Centre                            MORECAMBE LA4 4BU                                                                Satnav: PR3 1BY

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             TO LANCASTER
                              Kendal LA9 4LR • 01539 736633                          TEL: 01524 419293

                                                                                                                                                  Flatts Farm,
                                                                                     F.G.Rowland Ltd
                 The PC Doctor                                             
                                                                                                                                                 Bashall Eaves,
                                                                                                                                                      BB73NB        CONSOLES AND GAMES
                       Alan Wilkinson                                                                                                                                    Bought, sold and
                                                                                                               We have a huge range of pedal, electric and
          PC/Laptop repairs and upgrades                                                                      diecast agricultural toys in stock for next day              exchanged.
    Problems with internet and networks solved                                                                   delivery. From such makes as: Rolly, Siku,
                                                                                                                             Britains, Bruder & Peg Perego.                Come and see us for
             Custom-built computers                                                                                                                                      friendly help and advice.
                Advice and tuition                                                                                                                                     Open 7 days a week
                                                                                                                                                                     Monday–Saturday 9am–5pm
                                                                                    Also in stock: Berg Go-Karts, including the                                         Sunday 10am–5pm
    10% discount on production of this advert                                       NEW Freestyler and the award winning MOOV
                                                                                                                                                                   280 Marine Road Central, Morecambe LA4 5BY
     We’re on                                                      We’re in         range, also Brushwood farm buildings.
                Tel: 01524 858341 Mobile: 07982 715181                              To view our full range please visit our website,
                                                                                    shop, or request a catalogue.                                                   Tel: 01524 425404
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    Bradshaws Farm Shop

                                                                                                                                                       Pottery Basement
                                                                                                                                                    Make your money go further this Christmas, shop at the
                All you require in fruit and veg
                                  Wide selection of non-drop
                                   Christmas trees, holly                                                                                                                                                                                       Where every day is a Sale!
                                    wreaths and Christmas pots
                                        Wild bird food, pet food,
                                        bird tables and houses,
                                         ornaments, logs, coal,
                                         kindling wood, flowers,
                                          pot plants, boxes of fruit                            Chic Designer wear from
                                          and hampers made to
                                                                                              London, Denmark & Sweden

                                                                                          £5.00 OFF
                                        Daily local deliveries
                                      Now open Mondays
                                     (Except Bank Holidays)
                                                                                            With this voucher. Valid 21/11/09 - 31/12/09.                                                                                                                  China mugs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          from £1.99
                                  All major credit cards accepted.                                                                                                                  Tel/Fax: 01524 417456
                                                                                                                                                                                    Open 7 days: Mon–Sat 9.30am–5pm & Sun 11am–4pm
           Prospect Farm, A6, Garstang PR3 0LP                                       10 Damside Street, Lancaster, LA1 1PB
                  On A6 near The Flag                                                                                                                                            2/4 Skipton Street, Morecambe LA4 4AR (opposite Eric Morecambe statue)
                    Tel 01995 603737
                                                                                        (next to bus station) • 0152468775

    The Cherry Tree
                          Oak Bedside Cabinet
                                                                                        OPEN DAILY - ALL YEAR ROUND                                                                   Special Gifts
                           BUY ONE                                                                                                                                                              ...for special people.
                           GET ONE                                                                                                                                                    Swarovski jewellery for that special occasion
                        £125 each or buy one get one free

    Just one of the great offers we currently have in store
                                                                                        Browse for Hours
                                                                                                  at North Lancashire’s biggest indoor                                                                      antiques & furniture centre.
   Lancaster Leisure Park, LA1 3LA • 01524 847397 (next to GB Antiques Centre)                                   Over 130 individual dealers,
                                                                                                                all with their own specialities
                                                                                                                 of antiques and collectables.

     1st Choice Blinds                                                                                        Open every day except
                                                                                                        Christmas Day, 10am - 5pm
                                                                                                                                Adults £1.50,
   “The Blind Man”                     and Choose at Home Carpets
                                                                                                                        Children & OAPs 75p                                                                                                                 Swarovski
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Disney Snow White
           We are a local, family firm offering a friendly,
                                                                                                                                                         Gillian set                           Ivory set                       Brilliance set               & the seven dwarfs
       professional service, supplying and fitting all types of
           blinds, carpets, vinyls and laminate flooring.
                                                                                                                 01524 844734                         Pendant £64 Earrings £64            Pendant £55 Earrings £49                  Boxed set,                NOW IN
                We do free quotes and fast fitting.                                                                 Free & ample parking.                                                                                      Pendant & Earrings £69
                                                                                                                                                    FREE CHRISTMAS GIFT WRAPPING WITH A SMILE!                                                                STOCK
                    Just leave everything to us.                                                                              M6, Exit 33/34 to
                                                                                                                           Lancaster, then follow                                 Westmorland Shopping Centre, Kendal 01539 736633 • Lune Street, Preston 01772 254262
            Tel: 01524 36259 any time!                                                                              the brown Leisure Park signs.
                                                                                                                                                    P J Hadleys                   Village Walks, Poulton-le-Fylde 01253 891599
             or 07796 914841 (mobile)                                                 Lancaster Leisure Park, Wyresdale Road, Lancaster, LA1 3LA.                        email:

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    marguerite             ladies fashion
                                                       Fabulous clothes
                                                       for ladies with style
                                                       Being an independent clothes store Marguerite’s
   Want to stand out                                   are able to offer individuality and services not
                                                       always found on the High Street.
   from the crowd                                      From cosy knits, coats and casuals, to party,
   this Christmas?                                     wedding and evening wear in sizes 8 to 24 at
                                                       affordable prices.
   • Coats                                             You will find easy free parking close by and
   • Casuals                                           a warm welcome from our friendly,
   • Party wear                                        helpful assistants.
   • Cocktail &                                        Why not come and browse - cut out our voucher
     evening wear                                      below, bring it with you, and you will be entitled
   • Fantastic range of                                to 25% off all Autumn/Winter stock during
     jewellery & accessories                           December 2009.
   • Sizes 8-24                                                                                               ¡
   • Easy free parking
                                                         marguerite          ladies fashion
   Open 6 days Mon - Sat
   15 Princes Crescent, Bare,                            25% off with this voucher
   Morecambe LA4 6BY                                     On any Autumn/Winter stock during December 2009
   Tel: 01524 413309

           CASH PAID for SCRAP GOLD
                                      Top Prices Paid!
                                Friendly, Reliable & Confidential Service
                 We Also Sell... Many Certified Diamonds & Gemstone Jewellery
                        (Extensive Range Direct from the Workshops!)
                      Easy Layaway Payment Schemes-Deposit Secures

                                     Come and See Tony & Jenny at...

                (Ground Floor), Common Garden Street, Lancaster
                    Open: Mon - Sat 9am - 5pm Tel: (01524) 381919
           Visit our website: Or Visit our Ebay Shop

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  APPLIANCE Direct
                                                                                                                                                   NORDMANN FIR Probably the                         PRICES                        APPLIANCES IN STOCK
  Halls                                                                                                                                            most popular tree in the UK,
                                                                                                                                                   this has shiny, mid-green needles

                                                                                                                                                   which are soft to touch,

                                                                                                                                                                                                    APPLIANCE Direct
                                                                                                                                                   a symmetrical shape and
   Few household tasks will have the whole family volunteering to                                                                                  good needle retention.
                                                                                                                                                   Cost: around £5-£6.50 per
   help, but when it comes to putting up the Christmas decorations,                                                                                foot.
   there usually isn’t a shortage of willing helpers - particularly if you’ve                                                                      NORWAY SPRUCE
                                                                                                                                                   Its strong branches make it easy
   got youngsters around.                                                                                                                          to decorate but can be prone to dropping
                                                                                                                                                   needles if not cared for carefully.
  In the majority of homes, the tree is the           been the traditional rulers of Christmas’ past         look, but a slightly warmer-looking   Cost: around £4-£5 per foot.
  centrepiece of the décor - after all it’s one of    but for the second year in a row, purple is out        one. Mix baubles in neutral
  our most endearing and long standing                to steal their crown. We love it in our clothes,       shades such as muted metallics,       FRASER FIR This pyramid shaped tree is
  traditions. Decorated evergreens can be traced      accessories and even our furnishings, so why           soft browns and beige with            the most popular in the USA and becoming
  back to the ancient Romans and here in the          not on the tree? Mix and match baubles in all          classic cream for a modern            increasingly so over here. The foliage is
  UK, we’ve been trimming the tree since the          shades of purple, from palest lilac to vivid violet    look with timeless appeal.            dense and soft, with shiny deep green
  1800’s. For many people, Christmas just             or try them teamed with silver, grey or white.                                               needles and good needle retention. As the
  wouldn’t be the same without a real tree. The
                                                                                                             Keep it Green Take
                                                                                                                                                   Fraser is narrower than the Nordmann,                                                                          After starting as a one man band on Regent Road
                                                                                                             inspiration from Mother
  beautiful foliage and fabulously fresh fragrance     A GIFT FROM THE GODS                                  Nature and bring the                  it’s more suited to smaller spaces.                                                                            in 1999, Appliance Direct are this year
  set them in different league to their plastic        Hanging gifts on trees is supposed to stem            outside in. Tie pine cones            Cost: around £7-£10 per foot.
  cousins and with sizes ranging from miniature        from the tree worshipping Druids and their            on the tree with ribbon bows          SCOTS PINE Probably the best needle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  celebrating 10 successful years in business
  table-top varieties to towering giants, there’s      belief that the tree was the giver of all good
  one to suit every space. But when it comes to        things.
                                                                                                             or leave them in baskets by           retaining tree there is, the Scots Pine brings                                                                 and are continuing to expand due to the local
                                                                                                             the fire or doorway.                  a lovely pine smell to your home.
  decorating them, where do you begin?
                                                                                                             Lighting the Way Drape                Cost: around £4.50-£5 per foot.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  customer support over the past 10 years.
    FAKING IT?                                        Colourful Christmas Following the current              strings of fairy lights
    About one third of British households             trend for all things 80’s, go for brightly coloured    around large vases of
                                                                                                                                                   NOBLE FIR A symmetrical tree with broad                                                                        Due to the success of the business we now have 2 delivery drivers
                                                      baubles in every colour you can find, coupled                                                needles and short stiff branches. Its long
    buy a real Christmas tree every year.                                                                    foliage or dried twigs
                                                                                                                                                   lasting qualities make it a popular choice
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  and 3 experienced floor assistants with a combined experience of 43
                                                      with mini disco balls. This one’s guaranteed to        and use them to
  As with all aspects of design, there’s never just   be a hit with the children as it fits well with                                              and its branches are also widely used in the                                                                   years in the appliance trade.
                                                                                                             brighten a dark
  one theme per season and Christmas décor is         their usual “haphazard and multicoloured”              corner or make a                      making of wreaths and garlands.
  no exception. From traditional to contemporary,     decorating technique.                                                                        Cost: around £8-£10 per foot.                                                                                  The company now delivers to over 150 customers every week in
                                                                                                             doorway more
  simple to garish there’s no shortage of styles on   Let it Snow For a look that’s unpretentious            welcoming.                            BLUE SPRUCE A low-drop tree which comes                                                                        Morecambe and Lancaster alone.
  the market to suit all tastes. So for decorations   yet stylish, combine simple white baubles with         Happy Christmas                       in a variety of shades from blue-grey to
  that are as up to date as your wardrobe, here       snowflakes, snowmen or icicles made from                                                     blue-green. Well fragranced and with strong                                                                    We offer the best service available by delivery persons and we even
  are a few suggestions for Christmas 2009.                                                                  Decorating!
                                                      crystal or glass. Add hints of silver or blue if the                                         branches it’s a good tree to decorate but the                                                                  unpack your item and remove all rubbish for you. We fit all washing
  High Fashion If you want a truly up to the          “all white” look is just too frosty!                                                         needles are rather prickly for small children.
  minute colour scheme, take your lead from the                                                              IN JANUARY ENERGY SAVING &                                                                                                                           machines and dishwashers and all other electrical and gas
                                                      Coffee and Cream Another more subtle                   KEEPING WARM                          Cost: around £5-£7 per foot.
  world of fashion. Red and green may have                                                                                                                                                                                                                        appliances are fitted by our fully qualified tradesmen although local
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  customers quite often use us as their local cash and carry appliance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  store by collecting their goods by car.
                                               DON’T LET YOUR                                                                                                                                                                                                     Most local deliveries can be booked next day and anyone who
                                                GARDEN SLIP!                                                                                          NEW ROOMS                                                                                                   cannot get to our outlet can be rest assured that we will take your
                                                  Power washing & leaf removal,                                                                                                                                                                                   order and payment over the phone as we promise the upmost
                                                         just give us a call.                                                                            Specialists in                                                                                           efficiency with a 2 hour time window for deliveries.
                                              Just the Job - for jobs that just need us!                                                              made-to-measure                                                                                             Appliance Direct are the largest stockists of all kitchen appliances in
                                                                                                                                                       and ready-made                                                                                             the south lakes and bay area with over 1000 washers, dryers,
    We have all got those little jobs that for some reason,                                                                                                                                                                                                       cookers, ovens, fridges and freezers in back up stock every day of the
    just don’t get done! Sometimes this might be because:                                                                                             curtains and blinds                                                                                         week. We are the areas official HOTPOINT CENTRE due to our vast
    You haven’t got the right materials/tools/equipment or skills                                                                                                                                                                                                 display of products and we are also the areas OFFICIAL
    You just can’t manage it anymore                                                                                                                                                                                                                              INDEPENDENT DYSON DEALER with internet deals.
    You haven’t got the time or confidence
    You don’t know who to call
                                                                                                                  PREMIER BLINDS                                                                                                                                  We are very keen to stock the most recent energy efficient products
                                                                                                                  Free measuring and fitting                                                                                                                      and the majority of stock is now A RATED giving customers the
    You called someone but they never phoned back!                                                                                                                                                                                                                biggest savings on their energy bills.
    You don’t need to worry about these things anymore                                                               on wood venetians,                                                             OPENING TIMES:
    because we will be happy to take care of it.                                                                    pleats, verticals, rollers                                                       Monday - Friday                                              In the first week of the new year in 2009 Appliance Direct were
    We can collect and deliver anything!                                                                           and romans. Call Richard                                                            9am - 5pm                                                  approached by Rangemaster and Falcon cookers to be an
                                                                                                                     on 07817 609398.                                                                   Saturday                                                  AFFILIATED RANGEMASTER DESIGN CENTRE again giving internet
   We are all about doing those jobs which don’t get done.                                                         Choose from samples in                                                             9am - 4.30pm                                                pricing and over 10 range cookers to come and look at.
   We will do most jobs on a fixed price with a no obligation quote.                                                   your own home.                                                                Sunday - Closed                                              We have the largest display of built in ovens, hobs, hoods
   We will supply references on request.                                                                                                                                                             Delivery charges may apply.                                  and integrated appliances in the Bay area
   We have created a “Wish List” of jobs which we can do for you, but
                                                                                                                    20% off Montgomery custom made curtains.                                                                                                      from BOSCH, NEFF, SIEMENS,
   feel free to come up with some of your own!                                                                                                                                                                                                                    STOVES, BELLING, NEWORLD,
   We can also help with larger projects - Just ask!                                                                             Measuring and fitting service on                                                                                                 LEISURE, BAUMATIC, HOTPOINT,
   DAY PACKAGES AVAILABLE                                                                                                         tracks, poles and curtains etc.                                                                                                 INDESIT, CANNON, CREDA, AEG
    Our wishlist can be                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           and many more.
    viewed on our website                                                                                           VISIT OUR SPECIALIST SHOWROOM AT
    or call for more details.                                                                                     17 Common Garden Street Tel: 01524 389660                                         01524 400703                                                  We aim to sell our products at internet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  prices and offer a friendly and confident
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  service to everyone.
   Tel: 07779 724414                                                          94 Stricklandgate, Kendal Tel: 01539 740407                                     135 Heysham Road, Morecambe
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                                                                                                                                  BULL HOTEL

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            1351 x 900 walk in enclosure & tray (as illustrated above), Glade
                                                                                                                                                                                                            thermostatic shower, loop basin mono tap, Seville sink, toilet and seat.
    WIDE RANGE OF LANDSCAPE SERVICES:                                 STRUCTURES BUILT TO YOUR SPECIFICATIONS                                                                                               Or
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Scenario sink, Scenario toilet and seat, showerbath and shower
    • Flagging                      • Block Paving
                                                                                                                                                                                                            screen (as illustrated to the left), front bath panel, loop basin mixer tap
    • Natural Stone                 • Paths & Patios                                                         • Sheds                                                                                        for sink and bath mixer showerhead.
    • Walling                       • Structures
    • Retaining Walls                 - gazebos etc                                                          • Chicken Coups                   Photographs shown for illustration purposes only.

    • Driveways
    • Drainage & Irrigation
                                    • Water Features
                                    • Fencing
                                    • Rockeries
                                                                                                             • Stables
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                                                                                                                                               For the unbelievable price of £399.00 each
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    • Planting                        Irradication
                                                                                                             • Arbours                         Pottery 25 Year Guarantee Brassware 10 Year Guarantee Shower Enclosures 10 Year Guarantee
    Now supplying Indian paving & stone products
    We strive for excellence in all aspects of our work to                                                   • Summer Houses                   Steel & Acrylic Baths 10 Year Guarantee Fittings & Bath Panels 1 Year Guarantee Furniture 2 Year Guarantee

    ensure complete client satisfaction. Our portfolio of                                                    • Wendy Houses
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                     T: 01524 37388 M: 07801 357358 E:                                                                                                         BEDROOM AND BATHROOM SHOWROOM...
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        1000 pocket memory foam divan,                SPECIAL OFFER:                                             1500 pocket divan
               firm or semi firm                                                                               was £549, now £419
                                                   Divan was £249, now £169
        4’ 6” mattresses from £249                                                                               Double divan £519
                                                   Good quality mattress, good price!

                                                           Merry                                                                                                             Mark Westworth
                                                                                                                                                                             CERAMIC TILING AND WOOD FLOORING SPECIALIST

                                                                Christmas                                                                                                    Tel: 01524 416501 Mobile: 07969 718460

                                                                    from all at
            Solid American oak beds                                 Snoozy Beds                       Stylish contemporary sofa bed, available
        available in all sizes from £289                                                               in 3 colours was £450, now £319

    OPENING TIMES:                                                                                                 DUAL SEASON
      Monday, Tuesday, Thursday,                                                                                    MATTRESS
        Friday and Saturday
                                                                                                                      Winter side/Summer side,
           10am - 4.30pm                                                                                                                                                   • Quick Step laminate                      • Wear & scratch
                                                                                                                    semi orthopedic with memory
      Wednesday 10am - 12.30pm
                                                                                                                   foam topping on the Winter side                           flooring                                   resistant
        Sunday 12 noon - 4pm                                                                                                                                               • 25 year warranty                         • FREE local delivery
                                                                                                                      was £319, now £219
                                                                                                                                                                           • Perfect finish
   CLOSED 22ND DECEMBER                                                                                                 Divan was £399,
                                               Sleep Station          Silver bunks, splits to make 2 single beds
       - 2ND JANUARY.                      starting from £299                  starting from £139                          now £299                                        Mark has been tiling and laying flooring in bathrooms, kitchens and conservatories
                                                                                                                                                                           with an excellent and reliable service for many years. He is now celebrating 5
                                                                                                                                                                           years of running his own business, which continues to grow with glowing
    Unit 34 Holme Mills Industrial Estate, Holme, Nr Carnforth, LA6 1RD                                                                            CASH ON
                                                                                                                                                                           recommendations from local businesses and customers.

    Tel: 01524 782362                                                                                                                              ORDERS WELCOME          He has now been in contact with Quick Step suppliers and can supply and fit
                                                                                                                                                                           laminate and solid wood flooring at very competitive prices.

    WELL WORTH A VISIT - Guest house & hotel discounts available                                                         Pictures for illustration purposes only BS 7177
                                                                                                                                                                           With lots of samples to choose from in the comfort of your own home and free
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    Now available - vacuum packed mattresses all sizes in memory & reflex foam                                                                                   

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           polishing the resin flush with the screen.
   ACCOUNTANTS                                       and Choose at Home Carpets                                                                                                                                                                                                                            This will leave the area fully sealed and
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                                                       offering a friendly, professional
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    Call 01524 422629                                  types of blinds, carpets, vinyls
                                                        and laminate flooring. We do
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                                                    Tel: 01524 36259 any time!
                                                    or 07796 914841 (mobile)                                                                                                                                  A chip doesn’t always mean replacing the      Checking for Chips
                                   For more
   ANN BINGLEY                     information                                                                                                                                                                whole windscreen - damage of up to            When the weather takes a turn for the
   BOOK-KEEPING                    please call:                                                                                                                                                               40mm can be repaired, depending on            worst, which sadly in the UK it always
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                                                     • Plans to be drawn                                                                                                                                      diagram above) only damage up to              that your windscreen is chip free. These
                                                                                                                                     house-sitting & kennels                                                  10mm can be repaired. This is slightly less   seemingly harmless chips often create tiny
                                                     • Planning applications
                                                                                                                                                                                                              than the size of a 5 pence coin.              holes in the glass where water can get in.
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    EXECUTIVE COACH HOLIDAYS EST:1979                • Listed building consent                                                                                                                                winter. Make sure that the window wipers      water should freeze, the water will
                                                     • Landscape design                                                                                                                                       on your car remove water from your            expand making the chip bigger or worse
          FULL 09/10 INVENTORY                                                                                                                                                                                windscreen screen efficiently. They may       still, crack the windscreen, putting it          For your free no obligation quote, call your
                                                     • Retrospective applications
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                                                                                                                                                                                                              more regularly during the winter, make
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   Manicures & Pedicures          December!
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Book for
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  Time to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         NEW
  Party                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       LASH BeLO
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       NG Individu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Eyelash semi-pe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   rm extension
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Lasts 4-8 weeks
   While the winter weather takes its toll on our hair and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     fer:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Christmas of
   skin, the cold and flu bugs leave us pale and sniffing -                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          £70 per set
   hardly a recipe for looking good!
  So you’ve spent several shopping trips finding    petroleum jelly for a few minutes and then               5 PRE CHRISTMAS BEAUTY                                                       Mini facial Half
  the perfect party outfit(s) and tracking down     removing any loose skin with a warm flannel              TREATS THAT WON’T BREAK                                                      an hour of heaven
  the most gorgeous accessories. But looking
  good is about more than just great clothes.
                                                    or cotton bud.                                           THE BANK                                                                     as your skin is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Indulge yourself in Bliss this Christmas
                                                     A GOOD HEAD OF HAIR                                     Waxing Ok it’s not painless but it’s worth it
  Far from perfecting the complete look              Hair extensions don’t just add length to                to have super-smooth pins. Cost from £8 +.                                   exfoliated and
  beforehand, most women leave planning their        your hair, they can add thickness and body                                                                                           toned. Cost
  make up and hair until the last minute, usually    too. Talk to your hairdresser about the                 Spray tan Not necessarily a 2 weeks in the                                   approx £25.
                                                                                                             Bahamas tan, just a golden glow. Full body
  ending up infuriated in front of the mirror on
  the night of the party. And it’s not just the
                                                     various types available.
                                                                                                             tan from approx £20.                             Indian head massage The perfect pre
                                                                                                                                                              Christmas stress buster which will help to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     TUE 1ST                      WED 2ND                          THU 3RD                          FRI 4TH
  girls either - male or female, some problems      If your eyes are tired and dry from hours spent          Eyebrow/eyelash tint Frame your eyes             relieve aching shoulders, stiff necks, and           Bare Escentuals              Bare Escentuals                    Get Started                  Bare Escentuals
  can affect us all. Dull complexion, sore, flaky   in front of a computer screen, check out the             with a look that won’t smudge or run. Cost       tension headaches. Cost £15-£25 approx.
  lips and dry, red eyes don’t look good on         range of eye brightening drops on the market.            from around £10
  anyone except Dracula! So here’s a few things     Ask your pharmacist for advice if you’re
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Foundations                   Makeover                             Kits                      Foundations
  to get sorted before the big night(s) out.        unsure which brand is for you and try them
                                                                                                            a firm festive favourite and complement the       colour isn’t just                                      £20 each                       Only £10                        Only £40                        £20 each
                                                    out before the party, just in case you‘re
   A HELPING HAND                                                                                           40’s retro fashion perfectly.                     hot for
                                                    sensitive to them.
   Dry hands and broken nails can ruin your                                                                 Dig deep into your make up bag and try out        make up
                                                    See your hairdresser. A good cut (and colour)                                                             this season
   perfect party look. Treat yourself to a                                                                  bolder or more glitzy colours than you would
                                                    will make you look and feel at your best. And if                                                          - from fun
   manicure - and a pedicure too if you’re                                                                  normally wear - it is Christmas after all - and
                                                    you want a chic chignon or a perfect pile-up,                                                             pinks to
   planning to wear open toed sandals.                                                                      take the time to experiment with a couple of
                                                    it’ll stay in place far longer if it’s done by a pro.                                                     warm rich
  Revitalise dull complexions by using a
  moisturiser with brightening effects such as
                                                    For the girls, Christmas is the perfect time to
                                                                                                            different looks before the big night. Keep your
                                                                                                            foundation colour as close to your natural skin   tones of                                               SAT 5TH                       TUE 8TH                        WED 9TH                        THU 10TH
                                                    turn up the volume on your make up and get              tone as possible to avoid it looking false. If    copper and bronze,
  Estee Lauder Revelation for women or L’Oreal                                                                                                                red is the hair colour of choice too.                                                                                Free Jessica
  Hydra Energetic Turbo Booster for men.
                                                    yourself noticed. 1940’s glamour has played a           you feel too pale, add a sweep of natural                                                            All Bare Escentuals              Gel Overlays                                                         Gel
                                                    big part in the fashion world this year and its’        looking bronzer.                                  Happy Partying!
  Keep your lips kissably smooth (you never         influence is still very apparent in current party                                                                                                                 Products                      on Toes                        Mini Varnish                      Overlays
                                                                                                            And if you’re really looking to really spice up
  know your luck!) by smearing them with            wear, hairdo’s and make up. Bright red lips are                                                           IN JANUARY KEEP FIT, KEEP HAPPY                                                                                    with any nail treatment
                                                                                                            your Christmas look, think red! The festive
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      15% off                       Only £20                      (one per customer)                Only £20

       Whitelands Clinic                                                                                              Lune Podiatry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    FRI 11TH                      SAT 12TH                        TUE 15TH                       WED 16TH
                Colonic Health & Inner Well-Being
                           Elaine Stephenson RGN MACH                                                                   Practice                                                                                  Jessica Manicure                   Gel Nail                     All St Tropez                  Free St Tropez
                                                                                                                                Theresa Nolan BSc (Hons) MCHS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     & Pedicure                     Extensions                     Products                         Samples
     It’s Party Time!                                                                                                         6 Owen Road, Lancaster LA1 2AR
                                                                                                                             (Situated next to Skerton Bridge and the bus stop.                                      Only £30                       Only £28                          15% off
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   with any treatment
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  (three per customer)
                                                                                                                              Parking on Mainway or opposite on Lune Street)
     Get ready for the party season! Cleansing
     and detoxing now will ease the pressure on                                                               • Comfortable pain free feet
     your body that the festivities put on it.
     Trouble thinking what to buy someone for Christmas?
                                                                                                              • Treatment includes:
     Why not think alternatively and treat them to a healthy 2010!                                              nail care; removal of                                                                              THU 17TH                        FRI 18TH                       SAT 19TH
     Seasonal Gift Voucher offer £50, inc. consultation.                                                        hard skin and corns;
     Call now.                                                                                                  treatment for                                                                                     St Tropez Airport            St Tropez Airport                  All St Tropez
                                                                                                                cracked sore                                                                                           Spray Tan                    Spray Tan                      Products
     Colonic Hydrotherapy is the safest and most                                                                heels; verruca
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Only £18                       Only £18                          15% off
     effective way of helping to detox the body.                                                                treatment;
     Come and visit us for a complete and expert service, in a beautiful
                                                                                                                assessment of foot
     and relaxing environment. We use the latest technology to give you                                         function for insoles;
     a 45 minute, gentle internal bath to cleanse the colon and advice on                                       foot massage with                                                                                      In December all treatments and products are on a first come first served basis and are by appointment only.
     how to improve colonic and general health.                                                                 suitable cream for your                                                                                           All offers are only valid for the day shown above, and have to be used on that day.
     Look after your bowels and they will look after you.                                                       skin type.                                                                                                            All offers cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers or discounts.

                                                                                                                Evening and Saturday appointments available.
                     Tel: 01524 427020                                                                                                                                                                                12 BROCK STREET, LANCASTER, LA1 1UU TEL 01524 380646
                                                                                         Tel: 01524 62062
                                                                                                                                                                                                              OPENING HOURS: MON CLOSED TUE & WED 10AM - 5PM THU 10AM - 7PM FRI 10AM - 6PM SAT 10AM - 4PM
                    197 Heysham Road, Morecambe LA3 1DF                                                       
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                                 skin&laser                                                      Experience Beauty
                                        CLINIC                                                                   NOW OPEN 6 DAYS A WEEK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      invites you to their Christmas Soirees
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 FA C E A N D B O D Y S PA
                              Kings Arcade, Lancaster LA1 1LE                                      36 YORKSHIRE STREET, MORECAMBE, LA3 1QE
                      Call 01524 64887 for a free consultation
                                                                                                                                                                                Tues 8th Dec & Thurs 17th Dec 2009 from 9am–8pm
   FOR ALL YOUR NON SURGICAL AESTHETIC NEEDS                                                                                                                                                                                               Stuck for ideas? Our friendly staff are here to help and advise.
    Struggling for                                                                                                                                                                                                           # Browse and shop and get into the festive mood
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               with free mulled wine & mince pies on the day
    Christmas gift ideas?                                                                                                                                                                                                    # Beautiful, elegant and exciting gifts from Elemis and Clarins
    Every girl needs a “Mineral
    Make Up Gift Set”                                                                            Wrap yourself in luxury this Christmas                                                                                      # Great on-the-day discounts
                                                                                                                   with our Christmas glamour packages.                                                                      # Gift Vouchers available in store and online
    Kabuki Brush              Normally
    Mineral Foundation         £36                                                                           Nail Extensions                                               Mini Manicure                                     # Free luxury gift wrapping service
    Mineral Blusher          Buy now for
                                                                                                             St. Tropez Tan                                                Mini Pedicure                                     # Goody bags
    Mineral Mascara            £30                                                                           Hollywood Toes                                                 Mini Facial                                      # And there’s live music as well!

    Let your skin sparkle this                                                                                                                   £60                                                     £25
    Christmas & New Year
    Pumpkin Peels                                                                                     Late evening appointments available
    Treats fine lines/wrinkles, acne, open/blocked pores, uneven skin                                      Come and celebrate Christmas with Lucy,
    tone and texture.                                                                                             Linzi, Nicola and Polly.
    £50 off               Course of 6 peels (+ 3 months supply of products).
                          Offer available until end of Dec. Call in for more information.
                                                                                                     PLEASE CALL                        07789 634369
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Opening times: Mon–Thurs 9am–8pm, Friday 9am–6pm and Saturdays 9am–5pm

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                                                                                                KATIE LOUISE Hair & Beauty Studio                                                                                                                                                                                                               COMPETITION
                                                                                                                                                              Lets get into the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Christmas                            WIN treatments for two. Choose from either a Clarins facial or massage.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      at Pura                 Vida
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Q. On which 2 dates are the Christmas soirees being held?
                                                                                                                                                                party season!                                                                                                                 Simply complete the coupon below with your answer and contact details, attach it to a

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              postcard and send it to ‘Sue Shields December Competition’, c/o Graphic Design,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The Old Station, Coastal Road, Hest Bank, LA2 6HN. Closing Date 31st December 2009.
                                                                                                                                                                   Spray tans only £14
     beauty room                                                 Holistic                                                                                    Christmas hair put-ups from £10
                                                                                                                                                                    Colours from £40
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Name ..............................................................................................................
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       New lashes for Christmas.                               Address ............................................................................................................
                                                                                                                                                                  Handmade gift
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            First 25 people get them for £25 (usually £55)
                                                                                                                                                                 vouchers available                                                                                                            Postcode ..........................................................................................................
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Tel ....................................................................................................................
                                                                                               CALL NOW FOR YOUR CHRISTMAS APPOINTMENTS                                                                                                                                                        Email ................................................................................................................
                                                                                               OPEN: TUES-THURS 9AM-5PM, FRI 10AM - LATE, SAT 8.30AM-4PM                                                                                                                                       By entering this competition I agree to the terms and conditions on page 3.
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    The world’s first 1 hour wash & wear spray tan!                                            aura beauty room COMPETITION                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Nail extensions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   with nail art
                                                                                               WIN a Velocity spray tan plus VANI-T body shampoo and                                                                        Christmas packages available • Christmas Gift Vouchers
    CHRISTMAS SHOPPING EVENT                                                                                    body frosting worth £31 to maintain your tan.                                                               Stocking fillers from £5 • St. Tropez & Decleor Gift Sets                                                                                             only £27
    Thursday 3rd December, 10am - 8pm.                                                         Q. What is the name of the world’s 1st wash & wear spray tan?
                                                                                               Simply complete the coupon below with your answer and contact details, attach it to a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Free Parking
    Gorgeous gift sets, fab stocking fillers and gift vouchers.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DECEMBER:
    Raffle, mulled wine and mince pies.
                                                                                               postcard and send it to ‘Aura Beauty Room December Competition’, c/o Graphic Design,
                                                                                               The Old Station, Coastal Road, Hest Bank, LA2 6HN. Closing Date 31st December 2009.                                            Book online at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       email                      • Award winning St Tropez spray tan £15
    20% off all retail purchases! (excluding gift vouchers).                                   Answer ............................................................................................................                                                                             • Pamper packages £30 Treat yourself or bring a friend
                                                                                               Name ..............................................................................................................                       or call us on 01524 842034.
    To book your appointment please call
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Choose 3 of the following: • aroma back massage
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   • express facial • mini manicure • mini pedicure

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 makeovers £12
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                                                                                               Email ................................................................................................................       TO N RS                                                                      melts & soaps gift sets, bags, jewellery and scarves. Gift vouchers available.
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    Aura Beauty Room, 3 Scale Hall Lane, Lancaster LA1 2RR                                     If you do not wish to receive information from us please tick this box                                                                  Located at Total Fitness, Caton Road, Lancaster         56 Main Road, Galgate, Nr. Lancaster LA2 0LB Tel: 01524 752277

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Primrose House Trust
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          and residents would like
                                                                                                                                                                    All profits from The Holistic Centre support Primrose House Trust.                                 to thank The Holistic Centre
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       and all who have contributed
                      care services ltd                                                                                                                             TANIA SHARKEY
                                                                                                                                                                          mind body soul
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                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Reflexology • Indian Head Massage
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Aromatherapy • Hot Stones • Thai Massage
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • A range of beauty treatments
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Late night appointments available
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         in any way this past year.
         Established over 10 years providing home care services in North Lancashire and South Cumbria
                                                                                                                                                                      save 10%                    on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
                                                                                                                                                                    off our manicure & pedicure   Saturday appointments available.
       delivering you the very best in ready-meals                                                                                                                  prices during December 09.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Men also welcome.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Wishing you
                                                                                                                                                                                                  HIGHLY QUALIFIED STAFF OF
                                                                                                                                                                                                  MIND, BODY AND SOUL

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sample the Christmas magic

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Heysham Golf Course
      1 Request a form menu                                                                                                                                         Tel: 01524 853553                                         Middleton                    Heysham
                                                                                   On your first order you will be asked a few questions to help us to deliver a

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Heysham Bypass
                                                                                   first class service to you, a delivery day will be arranged and the meals will
         and order                                                                 be duly delivered by one of our drivers to your door.
                                                                                                                                                                                       WE ARE HERE
                                                                                   Delivery is free on ordering three or more meals.

         2            Make your choice                                             How many meals you order above the required three and how often (weekly,
                                                                                   fortnightly or monthly) is for you to decide. However, we would ask you to
                                                                                   ensure that if placing a large order you have the freezer space to store them.                                                                                                    HEYSHAM TONING CHAIRS
                      Telephone your order
                      on 01524 402340 to
                                                                                   On delivery the driver will leave you some order forms. These can either be
                                                                                   completed and handed back to the driver or you may telephone your next
                                                                                   order into the office when you are ready to select your next preferences of
                                                                                   meals. If you would like a repeat order this can be arranged on notifying
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             student discount
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                                                                                                                                                                        Christmas Gift Sets & Vouchers Available
                                                                                                                                                                          Pick Me Up Package £60 (usually £80):
                                      If you need help planning your care needs, call us for                                                                               Mini Facial, Hopi Ear Candling & Full Body Aroma Massage
                                      a free home-based consultation.                                                                                                         Nails £25 or £30 with designer tips                                                           Excellent home cooked food at an affordable price
                                      Care services available for people in their own homes                                                                                                                                                                            • Traditional baking, snacks, hot meals and drinks all

                                      and communities Tel: 01524 402340                                                                                              Funky Fake It Friday £45                                                                            freshly prepared using mainly local ingredients.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       • Take away food available.
                                                                                                                                                                      Full set of false nails • Fake Bake fake tan • File & polish on toes                             • Children welcome.
                                      Delivering you the very best in gardening, handyman & cleaning services Tel: 01524 402340                                                                     or Glitter toes £50                                                • Groups catered for by prior arrangement.

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                                                                                                                                                                           Lancaster LA1 1JT Tel: 01524 62600
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       • Outside seating area now open.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Welcoming & peaceful surroundings to relax and unwind...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Open Monday to Saturday • Tel: 01524 859126
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   When you’ve finished decking the halls,
   here are a few Christmas delights to get
   you out and about.
  There are plays and pantomimes galore this      from 12.30pm until 3.30pm. Admission is                        Enjoy Candlelight Baroque with the                          Visitor Information Centre on                                             Flying from Cockerham Lancaster
  month with a family friendly Aladdin and an     free.                                                          Lancaster Sinfonietta at Lancaster                          01524 582808 or Lancaster VIC on
  adult only Dick Whittington on offer at the     Leighton Moss, the RSPB Reserve at                             Cathedral on Friday 11th at 7.30pm. Tickets                 01524 582394.
  Grand Theatre, Lancaster (01524 64695);         Silverdale, are once again offering their                      cost £10/£7.50 (accompanied children                                                                                                                                                                                                      Are you looking for a gift with a DIFFERENCE
  The Wonderful Wizard of Oz at the Dukes         Christmas “dine and shop” evening on                           admitted free) and are available from
  Theatre, Lancaster (01524 598500) and           Tuesday 8th December. Browse round the                         Cathedral House on 01524 384820 or                                Leighton Hall                                                                                                                                                                for your loved ones this Christmas?
  Mother Goose at the Platform in                                                                                Lancaster Visitor Information Centre on
  Morecambe (01524 582808/582394).
                                                  gift shop while enjoying a glass of mulled
                                                  wine (many items will be reduced by 10%                        01524 582394.                                                      Christmas                                                                                                                                                                                                                      GIFT VOUCHERS
  Heysham Village will switch on its’             for the evening) and enjoy the delicious                       The Ashton Memorial at Williamson Park,                          Coffee Morning                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Call for more information
  Christmas Lights on the evening of Friday
                                                  three course meal which follows. Booking is
                                                  essential and customers are welcome to
                                                                                                                 Lancaster is host to several musical
                                                                                                                 performances this month, including The St                              Stalls include:                                                                                                                                                                                                            Tel:01539 722147
                                                  bring their own wine. Cost is £15 for RSPB                     Laurence Singers on Monday 14th, The                            Home Produce, Christmas Cards,                                                                                                                                            SURPRISE the special people in your life this Christmas with
  The Gift Shop withing Bare Post Office will
  be opening its doors for a special festive      members or £17 for non-members. Call                           Lancaster Singers on Tuesday 15th and                             and many other beautiful                                                                                                                                                 a UNIQUE & MEMORABLE gift experience at Holmescales.
  event on Sunday 6th Dec between 1pm             01524 701601 to book.                                          Friday 18th, the Choir of the Priory Church                         Christmas gift ideas.                                                                                                                                                  Quad Biking • 4 x 4 Off Road Driving • Clay Pigeon Shooting • Archery • Air Rifle Shooting
  and 4pm. Customers are invited to beat the      Pick up those last few Christmas presents                      on Wednesday 16th and the Rushley
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Paintball • Tank Driving • Multi Activity Days • Family Adventure Packages • Countryman’s Days
  credit crunch this christmas by taking          and goodies when the Charter Christmas                         Singers on Thursday 17th. Shows begin at                            All Proceeds to CancerCare.
  advantage of their seasonal offers on           Market comes to Lancaster on Friday 11th,                      7.30pm. For information and tickets, call                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Bookings being taken for
  greetings cards and gifts. With free parking,   Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th, complete                        01524 33318.                                                        Tuesday 1st December 2009                                                                                                                                                                                                       alternative Christmas parties.
  free gift wrapping and complimentary            with beautifully lit and decorated stalls.                     The Morecambe Band Winter Showcase                                       10am – 12.30pm                                                                                                                                                                                                          Free 2 course lunch with all bookings.
  mulled wine - it’s well worth a visit.          St. John’s Church, North Road, Lancaster                       takes place at the Platform, Morecambe on
                                                                                                                 Friday 18th at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £5/£1
                                                                                                                                                                                          Admission £3.00                                                                                                                                                  Email:
  Animal Care are holding a Christmas Fair at     are holding a Christmas Fayre on Saturday                                                                                        (Includes Coffee & Mince Pies)                                                                                                                                            Holmescales, Old Hutton, Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 0NB
  the Platform, Morecambe on Sunday 6th           12th between 10am and 4pm.                                     and are available from the Morecambe

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                           23–27 December                          Thurs 10 Dec Newcastle City Centre ....................................£12.95
                                                                                Gateshead Metro Centre ................................£12.95
                           CHRISTMAS TOUR                          Fri 11 Dec   Skipton Market & Boundary Mill, Colne ........£11.50
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Driving • Dressage • Showing
                           DBB Basis £379 pp (s/s NIL)             Sat 12 Dec   Manchester City Centre..................................£11.25                              Christmas Panto                                                                                               Polocrosse • Show Jumping
                                                                                Manchester Christmas Markets......................£11.25
                                                                                Trafford Centre, Manchester ..........................£11.25                         Peter Pan - Blackpool - Shop & Show
                           Weston Super Mare at the foot of the
                           Mendip Hills is our base for this                    Albert Dock & Liverpool City Centre ..............£11.95                                     20 Dec 2009 £27.95                                                                               Lessons and riding for all ages and abilities.
                                                                                Liverpool City Centre......................................£11.95
                           Christmas holiday.
                                                                   Sun 13 Dec
                                                                                Liverpool ONE ................................................£11.95
                                                                                Skipton Yuletide Market & Traditional
                                                                                                                                                                        The Sound of Music
                           30 Dec–2 Jan 2010                                    2 course Christmas Lunch at                                                                  6 & 12 Jan 2010 £54.95                                                                 Telephone: 01524 855397
                                                                                The Bronte Hotel, Howarth ............................£23.95
                           SCOTTISH HOGMANAY                       Mon 14 Dec York International                                                                    Chitty Chitty Bang Bang                                                                       or visit
                                                                                Christmas Fayre & York City ..........................£12.95
                           DBB Basis £359 pp (s/s NIL)                          Harrogate ......................................................£11.95                   7 May 2010 £52 (front circle)
                           The beautiful Highland village of                    York City Centre..............................................£12.95
                                                                   Tues 15 Dec Bradford ........................................................£12.50                            Hairspray
                           Grantown On Spey is our destination                  Leeds Christmas Markets ..............................£12.50
                                                                                                                                                                         14 July 2010 £45 (rear circle)                       LANQUESTRIAN LTD. COMPETITION
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Casterton Golf Course
                           for our Hogmanay break this year.                    Leeds City Centre............................................£12.50
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                                                                                & Leeds City Centre ........................................£12.50
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                                                                                Bury ................................................................£10.75
                                                                   Thurs 17 Dec Manchester City Centre..................................£11.25
                                                                                Designer Outlet Village @ The Lowry ............£11.25
                                                                                                                                                                    PRIVATE HIRE                                              Q. Name one of the events or types of training we offer.
                                                                                Manchester Christmas Markets......................£11.25
                                                                                                                                                                 Fantastic festive rates                                      Simply complete the coupon below with your answer and contact details, attach it to a                                        • 2010 Membership available £240                        nr Kirkby Lonsdale
   Torquay • Ayrshire Coast • Gardens of Staffordshire                          Trafford Centre, Manchester ..........................£11.25                                                                                  postcard and send it to ‘Lanquestrian Ltd December Competition’, c/o Graphic Design,                                           (Jan 1st - Dec 31st) no joining fee
       Woburn Abbey & Althorp • Edinburgh Tattoo
       Highland Trains - Carrbridge • Bournemouth
                                                                   Fri 18 Dec   Chester City ....................................................£12.50
                                                                                Designer Outlet Village, Cheshire Oaks                                           for Local Choice Customers                                   The Old Station, Coastal Road, Hest Bank, LA2 6HN. Closing Date 31st December 2009.
                                                                                & Chester City ................................................£12.50
                                                                                                                                                                    Just quote “Local Choice” when phoning.                                                                                                                                                • 18 hole adult green fees:
   Alton Towers & Cadbury World • Buckinghamshire &                             Chester Continental Christmas Markets ........£12.50
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Answer ............................................................................................................            weekday £15, weekend £18
                                                                   Sat 19 Dec   Penrith Market & Carlisle City Centre ............£10.25                      We have over 80 vehicles ranging in size from 16 to 70 seater
       Chilton Hills • Turkey & Tinsel - Scarborough               Tues 22 Dec Manchester City Centre..................................£11.25                   luxury coaches and 49, 51, 57 and 65 seater Executive         Name ..............................................................................................................
       London • Turkey & Tinsel - Drymen • Buxton                               Trafford Centre, Manchester ..........................£11.25                                                                                                                                                                                                               • Golf shop open 7 days a week.
                                                                                                                                                               Coaches, which are equipped with TV and Video or DVD,
      Edinburgh Christmas Markets • Christmas Tour                 Wed 23 Dec Gemini Retail Park & Golden Square                                                                                                              Address ............................................................................................................
          Scottish Hogmanay... plus many more.                                  Shopping Centre, Warrington ........................£11.25                       toilet/washroom and (in most cases) air-conditioning.                                                                                                                                     • Catering available all day.
                                                                   Tues 29 Dec Manchester City Centre..................................£11.25                   All our Vehicles are fitted with seatbelts                      ........................................................................................................................
          For full details of all our holidays
        see our brochure or visit our website
                                                                                Trafford Centre, Manchester ..........................£11.25
                                                                        For more trips call for a brochure or visit our website.
                                                                    We would like to thank all our customers for their support during
                                                                  2009 and wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
                                                                                                                                                               and they are all L.E.Z. (Low Emission Zone)
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  Chestnut & Bacon Soup

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         y our
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      This Christmas enjo

                                    1. In a heavy bottomed pan heat
                                       gently the butter.
                                    2. Add chestnuts, roughly chopped
                                                                           8. Check seasoning remember
                                                                              bacon contains salt so do not
                                                                              over do.
                                                                                                               By Callum Harvey, Head chef,
                                                                                                               Pickerings Country House
                                                                                                               Hotel Tel 01995 600999
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Fe st iuvnech e s
  1 x 1lb packet of vacuum packed
  1 x ½ leeks
  1 x ½ large white onion
                                       leeks, onions, celery, garlic and
                                    3. Cook slowly for 10 minutes.
                                                                           9. Half whisk the remaining cream
                                                                              and flavour with Bourbon (Jack
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Su n d a y L
  4 x sticks of celery              4. Add the flour and cook for          10. Serve in warm
  1 x clove of garlic
  8oz smoked back bacon
                                       another minute then add the             bowls with                                                        £18.95 dinner only £24.95 dinner disco
  3oz butter
                                       warm stock.                             Bourbon
                                                                               cream floating                                                    SPECIAL OFFER:                                                  Only the best fresh, local produce,
  3oz plain flour                   5. Simmer slowly for a minimum of                                                                            Dinner disco £22.95 per head when booking Sun - Thurs
  8oz double cream                     2 hours.                                on topped and
                                                                               chopped parsley
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  skilfully prepared by our Chef.
  3pts of white stock (stock cube   6. Blend the soup though it is nicer       or chervil.
  optional but be careful with         if not completely smooth.
                                    7. Add half of the double cream.
                                                                           Lovely full flavoured soup,
                                                                           wintery but not too heavy.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Exceptional quality and value
  1 x shot of Bourbon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      at only £8.95 for 2 courses

    Pinewood Coffee Shop                                                                                                                                                                                           Lunch is served 12 noon - 3pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Early booking recommended
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    01524 416404
                                                                                      Celebrating                                                                                                                        With breathtaking views of

              We serve all day breakfasts, toasties,
              ciabatta with brie & bacon, paninis,
                                                                                       30 Years                                                                                                                      Moreca mbe Bay and the Lake
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   District Mountains, the Lothersdale,
              baked potatoes, salad plates & bowls,                                                                                                                                                                situated on the Central Promenade,
                home made cakes & scones and                                       of ‘Award Winning’ pizzas!                                                                                                         is the ideal place for your stay.
                     special coffees & teas.
         Open Monday - Saturday 9.30am - 5.00pm
                Sunday 10.00am - 5.00pm
                                                                                      Whether it’s a morning            Pre-theatre                                                                                   The hotel is also perfect for
                                                                                      coffee, light lunch or a           Menu and
               NEW ADDITION to our coffee shop                                          lazy glass of wine,              children’s                                                                                weddings, parties & private dining.
                                                                                   Pizza Margherita welcomes            Pantomime
             - Bright & airy conservatory with lots                                you at any time of the day.         Menu available

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  THE LOTHERSDALE HOTEL
                    of comfortable seating.
                                                                                Open 10.30am - 10.30pm            closed Xmas Day & Boxing Day

       Wallace Lane, Forton PR3 0BB                                            2 Moor Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1QD Tel: 01524 36333
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   320 - 323 Marine Road, Morecambe, LA4 5AA
     (Next to garden centre) Tel: 01524 792422                                View all our menus at                                                                                    Email: Tel: 01524 416404
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                                                                                                                                                                with a View!
                                              Enjoy 20% off your food bill on presentation of this voucher. Valid at Bella Italia Lancaster until 31/12/09.
                                                         Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer, set menu or Tesco voucher.
                                                                          One voucher per table/party, maximum 8 guests.

                                                                                                                                                              Our new function room has amazing views over
                                                                                                                                                              Lancaster, Morecambe Bay and the Lake District,
                                                                                                                                                              offering a fantastic setting for your wedding or function.
                                                                                                                                                              From buffets to five course meals we can cater for
                                                                                                                                                              all your needs. With a bar, space for a dance floor
                                                                                                                                                              and a band/DJ our function room is well worth a visit.
                                                                                                                                                              For further information please contact Fiona:

                                                                                                                                                               01524 384460

                                                                                                                                                                          Pye Nanny Hall Nurseries                                                      This Christmas enjoy
                                                                                                                                                                 FRESH FRUIT & VEGETABLE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        something special
                                                                                                                                                                  HOME DELIVERY SERVICE                                                                 Experience gourmet dining with the finest quality
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        fresh produce. We select from a range of seasonal
                                                                                                                                                                    HANDPICKED QUALITY PRODUCE                                                          fruit and vegetables to bring you all you need for
                                                                                                                                                                      DELIVERED TO YOUR DOOR...                                                         the festive holiday.
                                                                                                                                                                       ALL AT THE RIGHT PRICE                                                           You can choose from our existing range of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        produce or our Christmas Specials. Each order is
                                                                                                                                                                    WHEREVER POSSIBLE WE SOURCE OUR                                                     hand packed with great care and attention to
                                                                                                                                                                  PRODUCE FROM OUR OWN CROPS AND FROM                                                   detail, and will be delivered to your door in time
                                                                                                                                                                    LANCASHIRE GROWERS AND FARMERS                                                      for Christmas.
                                                                                                                                                                        WE ALSO INCLUDE A WIDER RANGE                                                   As an alternative gift, we offer a range of fruit and
                                                                                                                                                                        OF PRODUCE TO MEET THE NEEDS                                                    vegetable gift baskets. We also stock wreaths and
     The taste of the Orient at the                        CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS IN STYLE!                                                                                     OF MODERN COOKING                                                          Christmas pots.

    HONEY TREE RESTAURANT                                  Christmas Day Banquet • Christmas Party Menu • Christmas Finger Buffet                                     TO SEE WHAT IS AVAILABLE, PLACE AN                                                Spread the cost of Christmas by
                                                           Christmas Finger Buffet £9.95 per head                                                                      ORDER, OR GET MORE INFORMATION
                                                                                                                                                                         PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ordering now.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Final orders for Christmas deliveries (Tuesday 22nd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        & Wednesday 23rd December) and the following
    Open all Christmas & New Year                                                                                   • Open 7 days a week                         WWW.PYENANNYHALLNURSERIES.CO.UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        week (30th December) must be placed by
                                                                                                                    • Disabled access
    F O R F U R T H E R D E TA I L S CA L L                                                                                                                                       OR CALL US ON:                                                        Thursday 17th December.
                                                                                                                    • Special 3 course lunch                                       07849 834 529                                                        Order online at
    01524 423860/420944                                                                                             • Happy Hour 5-7.30pm                                                                                                      or by
    ( FA X   US ON   01524 832392)                                                                                  • Chinese Banquet                                                                                                                   phone on 07849 834 529.                                                                                   • Special vegetarian menu                                                                                   • Full take away service available
                                                                                                                                                                 OUR REPUTATION FOR CONSISTENT HIGH QUALITY IS YOUR GUARANTEE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Merry Christmas to all from Pye Nanny Hall.
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                                                                                                                         Can you solve this Christmas logic puzzle?
                                                                                                                         Santa’s Elves
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         I don’t have a will.
                                                                                                                         Christmas Eve is near, and most of Santa’s elves were on vacation except for 4
                                                                                                                         elves. These 4 elves were helping Santa make toys for Christmas. The Blue Elf
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Is that important?
                                                                                                                         can make 500 toys in one hour. The Red Elf can make 800 toys in two hours. The
                                                                                                                         Green Elf can make 300 toys in half an hour. The Yellow Elf can make 750 toys in
                                                                                                                         one hour. If there were still 12,000 toys left to make for Christmas, in how many   If you die without a will (Intestate) there are rules which govern the
                                                                                                                         hours can these toys be completed by these 4 elves working together?                distribution of your assets (Intestacy Rules). There is no guarantee your
                                                                                                                                                                                                             spouse; partner or children will automatically receive all your
                                                                                                                         Christmas Doublet
                                                                                                                         The word game DOUBLET was invented by Lewis Carroll, author of Alice in             assets/property. Other relatives may be entitled to part of your estate,
                                                                                                                         Wonderland. The object of the game is to change a word into another word by         which could include the family home. Further, if you leave no surviving
                                                                                                                         successively changing only one letter at the time to form an intermediate valid     relatives all your worldly possessions pass to the state.
                                                                                                                         word. For example, the following process changes the word TEN to JOY:
                                                                                                                         TEN - TON - TOY - JOY                                                               Further the Intestacy Rules make no allowances for unmarried partners,
                                                                                                                         Using similar process, change the word GIFT to LOVE                                 friends or charities.
                                                                                                                                                                                                             It is of the upmost importance that you make a will if you are in an
                                                                                                                          C    H     S    F   P     J    Z    A L B J S                 B   F Q              unmarried relationship or not in a registered Civil Partnership. The law
                                                                                                                          K    X     A    J   S     N    O    WM A N W                  Q   V H              will not automatically afford to a cohabitee the same rights as a
                                                                                                                          S    E     L    B   U     A    B    K O O R A                 N   M I              spouse/civil partner. Regardless of how long you have lived together, if
                                                                                                                                                                                                             you die without a will your surviving partner may be left with nothing,
                                                                                                                          G    U     Z    X   D     Y    M    Y I H F H                 C   I P              including the home which you may have lived in together for many years.

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                                                                                                                         CHRISTMAS                       PRESENTS                 SPROUTS
           The Riverside Hotel overlooks the River Kent in the historic market town of Kendal.                                                                                                                          •   PROBATE AND TRUSTS
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        •   INHERITANCE TAX PLANNING
                It has 47 en-suite bedrooms all with a river view and an award winning                                   HOLLY                           SANTA                    TREE                                  •   POWERS OF ATTORNEY
                                leisure spa offering complete relaxation.                                                MISTLETOE                       SNOWBALL                 TURKEY                                •   CONVEYANCING
      The Sanctuary Brasserie and the Riverview Restaurant use the finest local produce including our                                                                                                                   •   LANDLORD AND TENANT
     own home reared meat and vegetables from our own farm and our own Victorian kitchen garden.                                                                                                                        •   FAMILY MATTERS
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ACCIDENT CLAIMS
                                                                                                                                                              child’s potential                                         •   DISPUTES

                     THE RIVERSIDE                                                                                                                                                                              Contact Wright and Lord for legal expertise,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    personal service and commitment.

                                HOTEL & LEISURE CLUB                                                                      Maths & English After-School Study Programmes
                                                                                                                          Kumon programmes:                                                                       Home visits at no extra cost
                                                                                                                          • work at a pace that is tailored to your child’s needs
                 Beezon Road, Stramongate Bridge, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 6EL                                                • give their confidence a real boost
                                                                                                                          • develop invaluable study habits and concentration                                       63 Victoria Street, Morecambe LA4 4AF
                   Tel: 01539 734861 or email                                                  • complement the school curriculum                                                          53 Princes Crescent, Bare LA4 6BY
                                                                                                                          Contact your local instructor today.
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